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Sunday, March 8, 2020
10:00-4:30 PM
Please join Preparatory Dance for our Day of Master Classes and Teachers’ Seminar!

 

Master Class Schedule

9:00-9:15 am
Teacher Check-In
Dance Studio Basement

9:30-9:45 am
Student Check-In
Dance Studio Basement

10:00-11:30 am
Intermediate & Advanced Ballet (Female Students)
Ages 11-young adult

10:00-11:30 am
Intermediate/Advanced Men’s Ballet (Male Students)
Ages 11-young adult

11:30 am-12:00 pm
Fundamental Pointe (PACKAGE ONLY, Female Students)
Ages 11-young adult

11:30 am-1:00 pm
Advanced Modern Dance
Ages 13-young adult

11:30 am-1:00 pm
Elementary Ballet (Female Students)
Ages 13-young adult

12:00-1:00 pm
Intermediate Pointe (PACKAGE ONLY, Female Students)
Ages 13-young adult

12:00-1:00 pm
Elementary/Intermediate Boy’s Class (Male Students)
Ages 10-15

1:45-2:45 pm
Pas De Deux (PACKAGE ONLY)
Ages 14-young adult

1:45-2:45 pm
Advanced Point/Variations (PACKAGE ONLY, Female Students)
Ages 14-young adult

1:45-2:45 pm
Jazz
Ages 11-young adult

1:45-2:45 pm
Creative Dance for Young Children 
Ages 4-6

2:45-3:30 pm
Considerations for the Growing Dancer
Presented by the Johns Hopkins Performing Arts Therapy Program
Ages 11-young adult

 
 

Packaged Classes 

Advanced Package | Includes 4 hours of classes for female students 14+

  • Advanced Ballet
  • Advanced Contemporary/Modern
  • Pointe/Variations or Pas De Deux

Intermediate Package 1 | Includes 2 hours of classes for students 11+

  • Females:
    • Intermediate Ballet
    • Fundamental Pointe

         or

  • Males:
    • Elementary/Intermediate Boy’s Class
    • Jazz

Intermediate Package 2 | Includes 2.5 hours of classes for female students 11+

  • Intermediate or Advanced Ballet
  • Intermediate Pointe

                         or

  • Elementary Ballet Class
  • Jazz

Intermediate/Advanced Men’s Package | Includes 4 hours of classes for male students 12+

  • Intermediate/Advanced Men’s Ballet
  • Advanced Contemporary/Modern
  • Pas De Deux
 

Master Class Guests

Meet our Day of Master Classes and Teacher Seminar Guests!

Elizabeth Agre

Elizabeth Agre is a physical therapist at Johns Hopkins University and has expertise in orthopedics and performing arts. She graduated from Shenandoah University with her Doctor of Physical Therapy and certification in Performing Arts Medicine. Dr. Agre has a background in dance.

Ralph Glenmore

Ralph Glenmore is a former principal dancer with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He has performed in several Broadway productions, including A Chorus Line, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, Reggae and Bubblin’ Brown Sugar. He served as Resident Dance Supervisor for The Lion King-Los Angeles Production. He has worked on several productions with Debbie Allen and The Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The Lula Washington Dance Theater, and more. He has recently been awarded The Legend of Dance Award presented by The Black College Dance Exchange.

Lisa Green-Cudek

Lisa Green-Cudek, B.S. Skidmore College; M. L.A. Temple University; completed the Ed.D program Temple University (a.b.d.). Green-Cudek has taught dance to children in the U.S. and Germany for twenty years. In 2006, she was a participant in Arts Integration training at the MSDE-sponsored Maryland Artist/Teacher Institute. Her dance writing has appeared in numerous publications including Tanz Aktuell and Contact Quarterly. Green-Cudek founded and co-directed the Jewish/German Dance Theater with whom she performed throughout East and West Germany and the Mid-Atlantic States.

Rhodie Jorgenson

Rhodie Jorgenson, senior faculty member of the famed Maryland Youth Ballet, received her training in New York at the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) School. She danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, performing on stage, TV, and in movies throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East. She has worked with choreographers Balanchine, Robbins, Tudor, Ailey, de Mille, Smuin, and Feld, and others. She has rehearsed many children's roles for the ballet productions at the Kennedy Center.

Norma Pera

Norma Pera taught at Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) since its inception in 1980 and served as head of the Dance Department from 1994-2018. She began her studies on Long Island with Martha Manners and continued at the American Ballet Theatre School and the Joffrey Ballet School. Pera has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Houston Opera Ballet, and with Nureyev and Friends. She began her teaching career with private coach classes for students and company members of the New York City Ballet and with American Ballet Theatre. At the request of Kathleen Crofton, she began teaching at the Maryland Ballet before beginning her tenure at BSA.

Re Rabassi-Davis

Re Rabassi-Davis retired after 33 years of teaching with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). During her years there, she created and implemented CPYB’s first Pre-Ballet and Creative Movement Program as well as the outreach program, DiscoverDance. Her academic background includes a B.A. in Ballet Education; a M.Ed. and Supervisory in Secondary Counseling, Shippensburg University; and a M.S. in Business Ethics and Leadership. Formerly the founder and director of the Gettysburg School of Ballet, Rabassi-Davis has served as adjunct faculty at Mt. St. Mary’s College, Goucher College, and as Performing Arts Instructor for the Milton Hershey Elementary School, where she designed and implemented a K-12 curriculum.

Rasta Thomas

Rasta Thomas became a professional dancer with Le Jeune Ballet de France at the age of 13. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including Gold Medals from the Varna International Ballet Competition. Additionally, he has danced at the Oscars, been in a GAP commercial, modeled for Capezio, starred on Broadway, performed at the White House, appeared on SYTYCD, and guested with over 20 professional companies. In 2007 Thomas created his dance company, Bad Boys of Dance, which went on to have international success with the hit show “Rock the Ballet.” He has also shared stages with stars such as Elton John, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and J Bavlin. Today he continues to share his art as a dancer, director, producer, choreographer, and teacher.

Vincent Thomas

Advanced Modern Dance, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Vincent E. Thomas, dancer, choreographer and educator, received his MFA in Dance from Florida State University. He has danced with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Dance Repertory Theatre, Randy James Dance Works, and EDGEWORKS Dance Theater. His choreography has been presented at various national and international venues including DUMBO Festival, Velocity Festival, Modern Moves Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, Avignon, and many more. He received rave reviews for his performance of “Come Change” and “iWitness”. Vincent has many awards, including: 2009 Baker Artist People’s Choice Award, a 2014-2015 NextLook Artist for the University of Maryland College Park, and Joe’s Movement Emporium, and many more.